oneworld: What the CEOs say

22 September 1998

Don Carty, Chief Executive of American Airlines: "We started this alliance effort by recognising it's all about people. We want to enhance the travel experience for our customers, improve the competitive position of our respective airlines and thus provide opportunities for our employees, as well as create value for our shareholders by building the world's premier airline network. We're prepared to set the standard for the industry by being the best and we think we have all the tools to make that happen."

Bob Ayling, Chief Executive of British Airways: "Our customers have told us they want airlines to work together to raise standards of service across the world. oneworld will do just that. It will bring together five leading airlines to maximise benefits for our customers, employees and shareholders."

Kevin Benson, Chief Executive of Canadian Airlines: "oneworld will deliver unrivalled benefits across our partner airlines, ensuring that our customers are recognised across all airlines as if they were their own."

David Turnbull, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific Airways: "This alliance is superb news for Cathay Pacific's customers and those of our partner airlines. Customers travelling on oneworld will receive the highest levels of service and product available."

James Strong, Chief Executive of Qantas: "oneworld will provide each of us with a great opportunity to provide worldwide high quality service to our customers through airline partners acknowledged as world leaders in the aviation industry."